ShareDue to inclement weather, the Center for Second Service Speaker series event featuring Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has been rescheduled from March 6th to April 10th. Our sincere apologies go out to all those who already made plans to attend. The Center for Second Service will resume hosting distinguished speakers on the first Wednesday of each month [...]
Archive for February, 2013
ShareA businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL has officially launched his campaign for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat. Gabriel Gomez, a Republican from Cohasset, said in a statement Tuesday he has entered the race because he sees “a lot of unproductive noise and bickering” in Washington and thinks he can help fix problems. Gomez is a newcomer [...]
ShareNew York Times: You were not particularly happy when pilots you flew with called you Mommy Platoon Leader. Did you consider this sexual harassment? Congresswoman Duckworth: Oh, please. No, it’s not. They were just giving me a hard time, because I served hot cocoa. Do you know what? That hot cocoa got my pilots and [...]
ShareJeff Barnes, the man behind Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s landslide victory in Tuesday’s election had never managed a campaign. He had, however, commanded tanks and other armored vehicles for the U.S. Army during two tours of duty in Iraq. Now, just as military experts study the campaigns of Napoleon, Ulysses S. Grant and other great generals to learn from [...]
ShareDemocratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last of the World War II veterans in the Senate, is retiring at the end of this term, he said Thursday. Lautenberg, who turned 89 last month, had been planning to run for reelection in 2014. This year, however, Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, indicated interest in [...]
ShareSo who should be responsible for informing veterans about the nuances of higher education? Federal law dictates that some of the responsibility falls on the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Separating service members have access to the military transition assistance program, or TAP, and those who have left active duty are entitled to [...]
ShareThe Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff over the past eight months to meet the needs of returning veterans, but still has more to do to meet the requirements of an executive order issued by President Barack Obama. Read more here.
ShareInterested in volunteering with local youth literacy programs or a post college career in education? George Washington University’s Veteran Service Initiative (VSI) will be hosting representatives from Jump Start, The New Teacher Project, Urban Teacher Center and DC Teaching Fellows at the National Veteran Center for a Q & A and discussion of opportunities available. Additionally, the [...]
ShareRep. Scott Perry: “In my meetings with constituents during my first few weeks in office, one consistent theme has emerged time and again: Do your job. Stop the constant political fighting, work together to find common-sense solutions and do what we pay you to do.” Read more here.